City College of City University of New York (English)
Arkansas State University (Master's)
Recently I moved back to New York City. Previously, I taught English classes including developmental English classes, grammar, reading skills, English 101, and ESL at Bellevue College in Bellevue, Washington. I also advised students in choosing their first quarter classes and tutored grammar, reading, writing, and pre-college math skills. Also, I tutored at two prominent tutoring agencies and learned useful teaching techniques which I currently practice. Moreover, I have also participated and led training sessions for adults for the Girl Scouts and the Red Cross.
Typically, I teach process writing beginning with the student's skills and breaking down the writing process to build on those skills. In this way, as the assignments become more difficult, the more skilled and confident the writer becomes. For this reason, I encourage the student to write more about less. This helps increase writing vocabulary and also helps the writer find his/her voice. Since in any writing, we learn more about the writer than the subject, it is important for the writer to control his writing. I teach the student to do just that. Better grades are the inherent byproduct. Recently I moved back to New York City. Previously, I taught English classes including developmental English classes, grammar, reading skills, English 101, and ESL at Bellevue College in Bellevue, Washington. I also advised students in choosing their first quarter classes and tutored grammar, reading, writing, and pre-college math skills. Also, I
Arline has been tutoring my 16 year old daughter for almost a year now and her patience and dedication to the job is humbling. Arline never loses her cool, never just "gives up" like I've seen other tutors do. She also laughs with my daughter and engages her in a way that is beautiful to listen to (from my place in an adjacent room). Nothing phases Arline, and she is a good natured and caring person who has an open mind. Arline is always easy to reach, and always gets back to me within a few hours of my reaching out to her.
After the first session my daughter had with Arline, I asked my daughter what she thought of Arline (I listened to the whole session in an adjacent room). My daughter said, "I don't like her," and when I asked her why, my daughter said "because she makes me think."
Needless to say, Arline has been coming almost every Saturday for nearly a year now and my daughter loves her. I joke to my friends that Arline is part tutor/part therapist because she connects with my daughter in a way that enables my daughter to relax with Arline and tell Arline what she is trying to say in a writing assignment but just sometimes isn't able to put down on paper.
And of course, my daughter's writing has improved markedly since Arline joined our ranks ;)
I also connect with Arline - we could sit and talk for hours (but she wouldn't charge me for that). I hesitate to write this great review only because I am worried she will become too busy to help my daughter!
Because of Arline, I have recommended her and Wyzant to everyone I know. Sometimes you just get lucky and Arline is proof of that ;)
I liked how she didn't simply make me write a paper and then edit it by herself and the give it back to me or write the paper for me but instead we really wrote the paper together whereof I got stuck on something we would work it out together and we would both catch mistakes. It wasn't one sided it was just the right amount of help
Arline was amazing with my 9 year old son, she was extremely patient. She worked with him and he enjoyed the work. We couldn't be happier with a tutor.
Arline related very well to my 14 year old daughter. She was patient and reassuring. She provided guidance and constructive feedback.
Arlene had her first session with my daughter. It went very well. My daughter likes her already and looking forward to the next session. They worked on my daughter's writing skills, and Arlene seems very caring, passionate, and knowledgeable.
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I have tutored all sections of the ACT in the past. Certainly, now is an especially good time to work on the ACT. As an added bonus, the grammar skills and test taking techniques that you learn will enhance the rest of your high school and college experiences.
For years, I have worked with high school students to prepare them for their ACT. Although it is a lot of work for both of us, the result is rewarding.
in the recent past, I taught grammar skills, process writing, reading comprehension, and test taking skills.
These skills are applicable to studying any subject, including Social Studies and the sciences.
I have experience teaching students for whom English is not their first language. Among the skills I taught were reading, writing, vocabulary, speaking, and comprehending in a variety of situations. I taught these skills to adults in a program at Arkansas State University and in the ESL and English programs at Bellevue College in Washington state.
I have taught reading skills to students at all grade levels, so I realize that these important skills and techniques can be learned at any age.
I have helped prepare high school students to take the SAT exams for many years. The strategies and skills the students learn and practice preparing for the exam will be useful in college and in their eventual careers.
I have helped students brainstorm their ideas, organize their thoughts, and write complete sentences and fluid paragraphs.
I also work on handwriting so that the student will feel more comfortable working on writing assignments.